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Jackson County - GHM 078-1
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 34° 07.111 W 083° 34.464
17S E 262560 N 3778290
Quick Description: a brief timeline of the county, how it was named, and some of the first officials names.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2005 10:10:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM2AF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 27

Long Description:
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 11, 1796, is named for James Jackson who later became Governor in 1788-1801. A soldier of the Revolution he served in Congress 1789-91 and in the Senate 1793-95 and 1801-06. He strongly opposed the Yazoo fraud, and died in 1806. Here in Jefferson ether was first used as an anaesthetic in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long on March 30, 1842. Among the first County Officers were: Sherriff John Hart, Clerk of Superior Court George Taylor, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel W. Easley, Coroner Isham Williams and Surveyor James Harper.

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: GHM 078-1

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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